GCSE & A Level

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Come to Ripon Museums for high-quality learning experience which stimulates pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop judgement.  We are lucky to have three museums in our group, all important Victorian institutions - a Workhouse, a Prison and Police Station and a Courthouse, all in their original buildings.  Our workshops make the most of this atmospheric environment with dramatic role-play and hands-on activities.

Our GCSE and A Level offers are laid out below. For a fuller explanation of what we do, please download our GCSE and A Level pdfs.

For information on Ripon Museums' Disability Access, follow this link.

 

1. CRIME & PUNISHMENT DAY (3 MUSEUMS - WORKHOUSE, PRISON & POLICE AND COURTHOUSE)

- Students take part in Arrest of the Sinkler Brothers trial at the Courthouse

-Sinkler Brothers role-play and object handling

Early policing, poaching and transportation

- Doin'Time - tour of the cells

- Lunch at the Workhouse

- At the Workhouse - an enquiry-led investigation of a murder at the workhouse, using Victorian detection techniques.


2. WHAT THE DICKENS!
We can fine-tune your day to suit the book you are studying, please contact CarriePhilip or Katy O’Malley to discuss.

Courthouse
- Girl Artful Dodgers Trial 1853 trial of teenage pickpockets
Prison & Police Museum
- Sinkler Brothers poacher folk heroes role-play and objects
- Tour of the Cells
Workhouse
Lunch at the Workhouse – indoor space provided
- Stern introduction by Matron
- Guardians’ Role-Play
- Hands-on Laundry/Chores session with Workhouse tour


3. 19th CENTURY SOCIAL JUSTICE

Courthouse

- Students take part in Tools of the Trade trial
Prison & Police Museum
-  Sinkler Brothers role-play
Early policing, poaching and transportation
- Tour of the Cells
Workhouse
Lunch at the Workhouse
-  Introduction by Matron
- Guardians’ Role-play
- Workhouse tour with hands-on Laundry/Chores


4. POVERTY, PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE STATE - WORKHOUSE AND COURTHOUSE

Workhouse
- Stern introduction from Matron
- Guardians’ Role-play
- Workhouse tour
Lunch at the Workhouse – indoor space provided
then either
- Enquiry-led study based on Charles Husband, Workhouse Medical Officer (Workhouse) or Courthouse
- Students take part in historic trial
 

To book, contact:

Carrie Philip
Learning Manager
Ripon Museums
The Workhouse, Allhallowgate
Ripon, HG4 1LE
T: 01765 690799
[email protected] or

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“The Guardians role-play really helped to contextualise the work of the Board of Guardians, which students often struggle to comprehend."’

York College
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“A great visit that really helped bring the subject to life!"

York College
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“All the staff and students agreed that it was a really great experience...We found the whole day to be much more exciting and interactive than we imagined."

St Helen's College